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MS Am 1627

Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983. R. Buckminster Fuller collection, 1928-1961: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1627
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983.
Title: R. Buckminster Fuller collection,
Date(s): 1928-1961.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of materials by and about American architect and futurist, R. Buckminster Fuller.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

60M-122. Gift of Dorothy Morse Howe [Mrs. Carleton G. Howe]; received: 1961 January.


Dorothy Morse Howe (Mrs. Carleton G. Howe) was a friend of Fuller's, who assembled these materials and donated them to Houghton. Fuller requested they come to Houghton due to the other Fuller family collections held here [see item (11) below for correspondence between donor Dorothy Howe and McGeorge Bundy of Harvard University. ].

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

R. Buckminster Fuller Collection, 1928-1961 (MS Am 1627). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Fuller was the son of Richard Buckminster Fuller and Caroline Wolcott Andrews. He attended, but was expelled from Harvard College. Buckminster Fuller was a descendant of transcendentalist Margaret Fuller and also of Unitarian clergyman Arthur Buckminster Fuller.


Arranged alphabetically by author or title.

Scope and Contents

Includes: a mimeograph copy of Fuller's 4D Time Lock, with an autograph inscription, signed to Dot Morse [Dorothy Morse Howe] and Dick Morse, with designs and explanations for his Dymaxion house; also contains correspondence, clippings about Fuller, blueprints, and printed ephemera concerning Fuller and his 4D Company inventions, and Dymaxion architecture projects. Includes a letter from Fuller to Eleanor Roosevelt, and letters to others.

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